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I'M Now In 8Th Sem B.E Telecom.. Want To Become Legal Advisor?
Can U Plz Tell Me What Course I Have To Take.... (Correspondence & Regular) Tell Me Course Duration..
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In the USA, to become a Lawyer, IF you go to school full-time:
1) Bachelor's degree - four years from a traditional college/university.
2) Study for LSAT. Take LSAT.
3) Law school - three MORE years.
4) Study for Bar Exam. Take Bar Exam in the state where you want to practice.
5) Pass the Character and Fitness Evaluation. Then you can practice Law.
6) You still have to take additional classes/seminars/legal training etc. each year to obtain CEUs to keep your license to practice Law. (You aren't done with school!!)
7) In many states there are even laws requiring a certain percentage of your legal work to be "pro bono" (free of charge) for some charitable purpose.
Choosing a career is one of life's most important and difficult decisions. But knowing what your expectations are, and then comparing them to the realities will help you make educated decisions.
There are more attorneys than there are legal employment positions. We simply already have way too many Legal Professionals. AND the legal profession is dramatically changing: it is in absolute CRISIS! Job searching in this vocational field has changed >>DRAMATICALLY<< in the last five years. And, every year, more and more people graduate from law school, but there are fewer and fewer jobs. Even the largest and most reputable law firms are experiencing unprecedented cutbacks. I don't expect the situation to improve in the coming years.....
Be aware of what you are proposing on getting yourself into. Please do more research first. Reminder: We are STILL in a World-wide Recession. Obviously, economic conditions affect the number of jobs available. Consider career paths that have available JOBS.<< Even in a Recovery, there are some jobs that just won't return - the field of Law won't make a comeback. Too many things have changed in this vocational field.
Warning> Jobs in the field of Law are drying up fast!! This no longer is a good field to invest time and/or money into. This is a SHRINKING, crumbling, and dying vocational field. Many, many reasons: We now have computers. So, many people today (mistakenly) think they can do their own legal work, thanks to the Internet and legal books. Also, there are a lot of companies out there making very efficient legal software for the field of Law. Today's graduating lawyers tend to be very computer savvy, so they just do the work themselves to save themselves the cost of overhead - they aren't hiring legal staff. Also, the "Public" buys this legal software/law books in order to get legal work done without the expense of an Attorney. Also, we simply already have way too many Legal Professionals - we just have an absolute glut!! ("Legal Professionals" includes, but is not limited to: Attorneys/Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc) For example: Sites like legalzoom.com have taken away work that many small-time attorneys/lawyers would do/used to do.
The field of Law has a mystique that actually exceeds reality. The field of Law is a vastly overrated career - especially by television.<< There are many myths regarding the field of Law. Law is a more demanding profession than most people realize. It is not like what you see on TV.
Cost of law school to be lawyer, approx $150,000+. Be prepared to take on a LOT of debt, if becoming an attorney is your "true", ultimate goal!!<<< Even after paying the expensive tuition, you still need to pay for books, room and board, and miscellaneous fees.
Employers (usually law firms) in the field of Law today want employees with degrees from traditional (bricks and mortar) colleges/universities. Those "certificates" you see advertised aren't worth the paper they are printed on - they are generally scams. (>>I found this out the hard way.) Also, the law school's program needs to be accredited by the American Bar Association - if it isn't, you are just wasting your time/money.
Even if you finish law school, you won't be able to find a job when you are done. Since this vocational field is shrinking (at an alarming rate), many new attorneys/lawyers are, themselves, having to work "down" as Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries, Bailiffs, Court Reporters, etc, etc, to simply try to keep some of their bills paid <<this would be your competition. And the competition is fierce in TODAY's job market!!
Now... the law schools know this, but they won't tell you the truth >that the job market/economy is just SATURATED with way too many Legal Professionals. Instead the schools will feed you a fairytale and will LIE to you. The root of the problem is we already have too many law schools. We are STILL in a Recession, and the schools are fighting for their own survival - they will tell students anything to get to the students' money. (Which is why they won't tell you the truth about the job market for the field of Law.) And these schools continue to recruit and churn out even more graduates.............Remember>>> law schools are BUSINESSES - their TOP concern is making money for themselves.
>>>>>THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT THING (and I can't stress this enough>>>): You ESPECIALLY have to beware of the BOGUS, INFLATED law school salary/job stats given out by >law schools< (AND by the U.S. Bureau of Labor)!!***<<<<<
If you don't believe me, then:
**Check out these websites: http://informeddecisionmaking.blogspot.c...
(A link to a website does not constitute endorsement.)
**do a SEARCH here on Yahoo Answers to see what other posters are saying about the current status of the field of Law. Call some local law firms - ask to speak to the Manager of Human Resources - ask them if they are hiring; ask them what they think about future job availability in the field of Law..................
**Do "informational interviews" with several attorneys from at least two or three different firms. (You can find how to do "informational interviews" from your local Public Library - ask the Librarian.) Interviewing attorneys is a time-efficient and extremely beneficial way of discovering if law is the right vocational field for you. Talk to a few Human Resource Managers who work at employers in the field of Law. Ask them what their opinion is on future jobs in this field.
**Talk to recent law graduates. Ask them what success they are having finding employment opportunities. <<<<<
If you want a JOB when you are done with your studies, consider and look into the fields of: >>>Healthcare, Information Technology, Law ENFORCEMENT, environmentalism, emergency planning, accounting, education, entertainment, utilities, home-car-commercial-industrial repairs, vice industries, clergy, and/or debt collection. I spoke to a career counselor from Jobs and Family Services, and HE told me that these areas are where the jobs are, and future job opportunities/availability....and scholarships.
There are MANY issues of working in the vocational field of Law. My answer is an attempt to give you a realistic way of looking at this career, and I have told you things that most will not tell you about the profession - at first. Be careful, do your research, and have your eyes open wide.
(This is based on my current knowledge, information, belief, and life experiences. This was intended as personal opinion, and not intended to be used as legal advice. Please be careful and do your research.<<< You DID ask the question here on Y/A. I am just trying to help you.)
I Have A Slip And Fall Lawsuit And My Lawyer Sent Out The Demand Letter, Now What Happens?
There will be negotiations between your lawyer and the other party. If not resolved, there will be a trail. Either way, don't expect to see any $$ for several years.
Examples Of Malpractice?
Define And Give Examples Of Malpractice Please!
Malpractice may arise from a professional's misconduct or failure to use adequate levels of care, skill or diligence in the performance of the professional's duties that causes harm to another. Malpractice typically occurs if a professional fails to exercise his or her professional skills at the level of care, skill and learning applied in similar circumstances by the average reputable member of the profession. Comparison of performance is based upon the standard of care for the professional in the "community" - what other professionals in the same field do for their clients who are located in the same geographic area.
In order for malpractice to be actionable, injury, loss or damage must be suffered by the person who retained the professional's services, or those otherwise entitled to benefit from or rely upon the professional's services.
Examples of Medical Malpractice Cases
Perhaps the most common area of medical negligence is medication error. Hospitals kill or injure more people with medication errors than with anything else. The typical hospital patient is on a handful of drugs, and the typical hospital experiences at least 2-3 medication errors in a given week. Just recently, a pair of newborn twins were given the wrong dosage of heparin and were killed, while 14 others got extremely sick. Other problems that may occur is either a delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis. For example, a delay in diagnosis may occur when a patient tells the doctor of a problem such as a cancerous mole, or lump in the breast that will eventually turn into breast cancer, and the doctor chooses to ignore it only until it becomes to late to cure.
An example of a misdiagnosis is when the patient has a bad cough and flu symptoms, which the doctor thinks will go away with simple medication when it is actually life threatening pneumonia.
Another example of a medical malpractice case is surgical mistakes. For example, the patient has surgery and an artery is clipped which causes the patient to bleed to death.
Some of the most complex medical malpractice cases are brain injured baby cases. If you have a child that was injured, then you owe it to the child to to see if the child has a case. These cases should be looked at most carefully and the law firm that you choose should do everything they can to make sure the child’s needs are represented.
There are many other specific examples of medical malpractice cases, but the general examples given above are the most common.
I Have An Idea For A Potentially Successful News Format. I Want To Share The Idea With A Publication. How Do I Protect My Idea From Theft?
I Am A Journalism Student. I Told My Idea To Three Of My Professors, And They All Really Liked It. Without Going Into Detail, How Do I Protect My Idea From Theft? I Don'T Want A News Organization To Hear My Idea, Brush Me Off, And Then Do Their Own Version Of It.
One Way To Protect The Idea Is To Have The Company Sign A Nondisclosure Agreement. Would That Help? I Don'T Have A Lot Of Money To Hire A Lawyer Or Anything...
I Believe My Idea Has Real Potential. It Could Increase News Consumption And Increase Loyalty To A Particular News Organization. That Said, Would A Company Possibly Buy The Right To Use My Idea? How Do I Set A Price?
Are There Any Other Legal Things I Should Know Or Topics To Research Before Pitching The Idea?
The thing to do is develop proprietary technology that drives your idea and then patent that tech. Otherwise, start your own company, because whatever company you work for when you introduce this idea will own it. If it's as good as you think, it could mean a top management position or a vice-presidency. But if that is the case, you will be expected to continue to deliver these ideas. Welcome to the professional world. Either way, you should have kept this to yourself, as professors are not exactly the most trustworthy individuals on the face of the planet, not when they smell professional advancement through a student's idea. In fact, they are famous for that.
Brain Injury -- Need An Advocate?
I Have A Friend (Yes, Really, A Friend) Who Is In A Really Dark Spot Right Now -- And I'M Wondering If Anyone Can Help Me, Help Her.
She Has A Brain Injury, And Is Receiving Workers Comp From The State Due To The Injury. She Has Been To Court, And They Agreed To Pay Her For 6 More Years. She Cannot Work. She Has Been To Many Doctors, Therapists, Etc.
They Have People Watching Her - Watching For Her To Do Something Wrong I Guess To Take The Money Away. They Have Been Watching Her For 19 Months Now.
Her Lawyer Seems Like A Real A** And Makes Her Life More Difficult Than Easier. He Gives Her The Run Around -- I Think It Is Because She Cognitively Can'T Track And Do Anything About It.
She Is At A Very Dark Place -- She Doesn'T Leave Her Home - For Many Reasons, Medically, And Because Of The People That Follow Her. It Is All Really Taking A Toll On Her - And Dare I Say Making Her A Bit Paranoid.
She Feels Hopeless -- And Is Considering Telling The Worker'S Comp People To Go To Hell. But -- This Means She Will Not Have Any Money Coming It - Except For A Small Amount From Disability. She Will Loose Everything -- Her Home, And Her 3 Dogs. She Lives For Those Dogs. If They Have To Go, I'M Not Sure What Will Happen To Her. She Has No One -- No Family. Her Children Are Not In Contact With Her.
So -- My Question -- Is There Someone - Some Sort Of Advocate - To Help Her? She Contacted The Brain Injury Association, But They Weren'T Any Help.
She Can'T Fill Out Forms Correctly, She Can'T Do Her Own Research -- Cognitively Just Can'T Handle It.
I Don'T Know Where To Start To Help Her. Any Ideas? I'Ve Thought About Social Services???? But What Department, Who?? I Really Don'T Know --
Any Help Would Be Appreciated! Tia
Contact your local Center for Independent Living - they might be of more help. Some states have protection and advocacy centers that would help (others only get involved with class actions).
How Do Constitutional Laws Differ From Other Kinds Of Statutes?
Constitutional laws are statutes.
The law means only and exactly what it says. Thus if it does not explicitly say something it can be assumed that it does not apply to it. If the Constitution does not specifically award a power to the government then the government cannot assume that it has that power. (Government doesn't care however and does what it feels like most of the time.)
Laws below the Constitutional level are more open to interpretation. This is where we can have a judge's opinion or case-law come into play. They can put regulations in place that when tested against the Constitution as long as it is not forbidden that law may stand.